New stuff

Artist: Title: Label:
James Blake (U.K. electronic musician-singer) “Overgrown” (producers: Blake, Brian Eno; first single: “Retrograde”; Hear here; Read here; See here) (Republic)
Bored Nothing “Bored Nothing” (Hear here; MP3) (Cooperative Music)
Breakbot (French producer/DJ and multi-instrumentalist) “By Your Side” (guests: Irfane, Ruckazoid, Bjorn Synneby; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Ed Banger / Because / Sire)
Broadheds (L.A. art-punk band) “Broadheds” (Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Dangerbird)
Jaimeo Brown (jazz drummer) “Transcendence” (producer: Chris Sholar; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Motema Music)
Jake Bugg (Nottingham singer-songwriter) “Jake Bugg” (released in the U.K. in October 2012; producers: Iain Archer, Mike Crossey, Matt Prime, Crispin Hunt, Jason Hart; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Mercury)
Cheech & Chong “Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie! Musical Soundtrack Album [MP3]” (movie directed by Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers comes out on DVD/Blu-ray on April 23; See here; Blu-ray; DVD) (Ode Sounds & Visuals)
Eric Church “Caught in the Act: Live” (Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Capitol Nashville)
Clementine and The Galaxy (NYC-based electro-pop duo) “Clementine and The Galaxy [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Clementine and The Galaxy)
Neil Davidge and Kazuma Jinnouchi “Halo 4: Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (7Hz Productions, Ltd.)
Dawes “Stories Don’t End” (producer: Jacquire King; first single: “From a Window Seat”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (HUB)
Deadstring Brothers (alt-country band) “Cannery Row” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Bloodshot)
Deap Vally (L.A. hard rock band) “Get Deap [EP]” (producer: Lars Stalfors; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Cherrytree / Communion / Interscope)
Device (led by Disturbed’s David Draiman) “Device” (producer: Geno Lenardo; guests: Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Geezer Butler, Glenn Hughes, M. Shadows, Lizzy Hale from Halestorm; first single: “Vilify”; Hear here) (Warner)
Drowning Pool “Resilience” (first single: “One Finger and a Fist”; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Eleven Seven Music)
Alexander Fairchild (Brooklyn singer-songwriter) “Where Do You Go [MP3]” (three-song EP; Hear here; See here) (TPC Music)
Keaton Henson (British singer) “Birthdays” (producer: Joe Chiccarelli; first single: “Sweetheart, What Have You Done to Us”; Hear here; LP + CD; MP3) (ANTI- / Epitaph)
The House of Love “She Paints Words in Red” (their first album since 2005; Hear here; Read here; MP3) (Cherry Red)
Boney James “The Beat” (guests: Raheem DeVaughn, The Floacist, Rick Braun; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
The Knife (Swedish brother-sister duo) “Shaking the Habitual” (Hear here; Read here; CD/DVD; Vinyl; MP3) (Brille / Mute)
Lovelorn Dolls (Brussels-based goth metal act) “The House of Wonders” (includes a cover of Depeche Mode’s “In Your Room”; producer: Victor Love; Hear here; MP3) (Alfa Matrix)
Mt. Wolf (London-based ambient electro-pop group) “Hypolight [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here; See here) (Two Sisters, April 8)
Must Die! (21-year-old, Atlanta-based producer) “Caffeine [MP3]” (six-song EP; Hear here) (Firepower)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark “English Electric” (Hear here; Vinyl; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Bright Antenna)
Brad Paisley “Wheelhouse” (Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Arista Nashville)
Palenke Soultribe (Afro-Colombian electronic music pioneers) “Mar [MP3]” (first single: “Move It”; Hear here) (Soultribe)
Paramore “Paramore” (producer: Justin Meldal-Johnsen; first single: “Now”; Read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Fueled By Ramen)
Plain White T’s “Should’ve Gone to Bed [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here) (Hollywood)
The Proclaimers “Like Comedy” (released in Europe in 2012; Hear here; MP3) (429)
Pyyramids (led by Tim Nordwind of OK Go and Drea Smith of He Say/She Say) “Brightest Darkest Day [MP3]” (Hear here) (Paracadute)
Molly Ringwald “Except Sometimes” (covers of jazz standards, plus the Simple Minds’ “Don’t Forget [About Me]”; producer: Peter Smith; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Rival Schools (New York post-hardcore band) “Found [MP3]” (Hear here) (United By Fate)
The Duke Robillard Band “Independently Blue” (Hear here; Hear here; MP3) (Stony Plain)
Todd Rundgren “State” (his 24th solo album; Hear here; MP3) (Esoteric Antenna / Cherry Red)
Silverline (Christian rock group from Minnesota) “Lights Out” (first single: “Lights Out”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Dream / EMI)
Smoke Fairies “Blood Speaks” (producer: Head; Hear here; See here) (Year Seven)
Stone Sour “House of Gold & Bones Pt. 2” (producer: David Bottrill; first single: “Do Me a Favor”; Hear here; MP3) (Roadrunner)
Super Lonely (solo project of The Albertans lead singer-guitarist Joel Bravo) “Attachments [MP3]” (first single: “Super Lonely”; Hear here) (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Team Spirit (Brooklyn indie band) “Team Spirit [MP3]” (five-song EP; producers: Team Spirit; Hear here; Vinyl) (Vice Music)
Twin Tigers “Death Wish” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Old Flame)
Tyga “Hotel California” (producers: David D.A. Doman, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made It, T-Minus, Rico Love; guests: Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Young Money / Ca$h Money / Universal Republic)
Various artists “Nettwerk Spring Music Sampler 2013 [MP3]” (12 songs; Hear/read here) (Nettwerk)
Kurt Vile (a founding member of indie rock band The War on Drugs) “Wakin On a Pretty Daze” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Matador)
Villagers (Irish indie folk band) “{Awayland}” (Hear here; See here; MP3) (Domino)
Volbeat “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” (producers: Rob Caggiano, Jacob Hansen; Caggiano, former Anthrax and The Damned Things guitarist, has officially joined the band; Hear here; MP3) (Vertigo / Republic)
Blake Whyte (“Mamma Mia!” cast member and “Wicked” alum) “More Like Myself [MP3]” (Hear here) (Blake Whyte, April 7)
Josh Wilson (contemporary Christian musician) “Carry Me” (producer: Matt Bronlewee; first single: “Carry Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Sparrow)
Young Man “Beyond Was All Around Me” (producer: Nicolas Vernhes; Hear here; MP3) (Frenchkiss)


Artist: Title: Label/Due date:
Paul Anka “Duets” (past vocal collaborations with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Patti LaBelle, etc., plus two new recordings, with Michael Bublé and Leon Russell; MP3; see related book below) (Legacy)
The Avett Brothers “Live, Volume 3” (16 tracks; MP3; DVD) (American Recordings)
Chuck Berry “From St. Louie to Frisco [MP3]” (1968 album) (Mercury / UMe)
The Dickey Betts Band “Pattern Disruptive” (1989 album) (Floating World)
James Brown “Reality [MP3]” (1974 album) (Universal / UMe)
Peabo Bryson “Ballads” (Geffen / UMe)
Buffalo Springfield “Buffalo Springfield [MP3]” (2001 box set; 88 songs) (Rhino / Atlantic)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band “The Original Lost Elektra Sessions” (1964 recordings), “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band/Live, Vol. 2” (1971 album, with eight bonus tracks) (Elektra / Rhino)
Commodores “Midnight Magic [MP3]” (1979 album; includes “Sail On” and “Still”) (Motown / UMe)
Colin England “Out of Control [MP3]” (1993 album) (Motown / UMe)
Marvin Gaye “Ballads” (Motown / UMe)
Johnny Gill “Ballads” (Motown / UMe)
Vince Gill “Ballads” (MCA Nashville / UMe)
Tubby Hayes “The Complete Tempo Recordings 1955-59” (six CDs, 86 songs; Read here) (Acrobat)
Julio Iglesias “1 – Greatest Hits” (two CDs, 37 tracks; Deluxe edition; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Infectious Garage Disease “Infectious Garage Disease” (1988 album, first time on CD; remastered, with 22 bonus tracks; See here; MP3) (Negative Reaction / MVD)
Freddie Jackson “Ballads” (Motown / UMe)
The Jayhawks “Music From the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology” (two CDs, 40 tracks; MP3) (American Recordings)
Quincy Jones “Roots: The Saga of an American Family [MP3]” (1977 TV soundtrack album) (A&M / UMe)
K-Ci & Jojo “Ballads” (Geffen / UMe)
Kool & The Gang “Ballads” (Mercury / UMe)
Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions “Ballads” (Geffen / UMe)
Meat Loaf “Bat Out of Hell: Special Edition” (1977 album; remastered, with bonus tracks, a live version of the album and the accompanying “Hits Out of Hell” DVD) (U.K. – Sony, April 8)
Morrissey “The Last of the Famous International Playboys” (1989 single; remastered), “Kill Uncle” (1991 album; remastered) (U.K. – EMI, April 8)
New Edition “Ballads” (Geffen / UMe)
The O’Jays “Ballads” (Geffen / UMe)
Quicksilver Messenger Service “Live At The Fillmore June 7, 1968” (two CDs, 12 songs; MP3) (Cleopatra)
The Michael Schenker Group “The Chrysalis Years (1980-1984) [MP3],” “Walk the Stage: The Highlights [MP3]” (live recordings from 1980-82) (Chrysalis / EMI)
Frank Sinatra “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 22 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 22 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 3 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 25 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 4 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 5 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 23 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 6 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 7 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 22 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 8 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 23 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 9 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 10 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 24 songs), “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 11 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 27 songs, “The Columbia Years 1943-1952: The Complete Recordings, Vol. 12 [MP3]” (1993 compilation; 26 songs) (Columbia / Legacy)
Donna Summer “ICON” (Hip-O / UMe)
The Temptations “Sky’s the Limit [MP3]” (1971 album; includes “Just My Imagination [Running Away With Me]”), “Reunion [MP3]” (1982 album) (Motown / UMe)
U.K. Subs “Punk Essentials [CD/DVD]” (28-track best-of, with a DVD containing a 1979 documentary directed by Julien Temple; Read here) (Cleopatra)
Various artists “Halfway to Paradise: The Epic Records Story” (three CDs, 60 songs) (One Day, April 8)
Sarah Vaughan “Divine: Jazz Albums 1954-1958 [Box set]” (four CDs, 72 songs; MP3) (Verve)
Barry White “Ballads” (Mercury / UMe)
Stevie Wonder “With a Song in My Heart [MP3]” (1963 album) (Motown / UMe)
Trisha Yearwood “Ballads” (MCA Nashville / UMe)

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
Josh Duhamel (narrator) “Planet Ocean [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Universal)
Grateful Dead “Downhill From Here [DVD],” “Truckin’ Up to Buffalo [DVD]” (Shout! Factory)
Bill Murray “Hyde Park on Hudson [DVD]” (2012 film; Blu-ray) (Universal)
Stevie Nicks “Through the Looking Glass [DVD]” (documentary film) (Pride)
Willie and The Poor Boys “Willie and The Poor Boys [DVD]” (1985 film; See here) (Studio T)

Music books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Howie Abrams, Sacha Jenkins “The Merciless Book of Metal Lists [Paperback]” (Abrams Image)
Paul Anka “My Way: An Autobiography [Hardcover]” (co-author: David Dalton; Kindle) (St. Martin’s Press)
The Doors “The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years [Paperback]” (author: Greil Marcus; Kindle) (PublicAffairs)

Next week: April 16